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Welcome to Agassiz
, located in the District of Kent. We are very proud of our community. A number of “Five Bloom” Communities in Bloom Awards are evidence of the pride we take of our town and its surrounding District. Both long-term residents and those newer to the area know what a wonderful place it is to do business, work, live, raise a family, or enjoy retirement.

We have a thriving agricultural sector which is made up of mainly dairy and poultry operations. We also have a number of goat dairies, tree farming, and other specialty niche agri-businesses. Established with the help of Council two years ago, we now have a very successful Farmers’ Market that is open every Thursday, mid to late afternoon, during the summer months. The theme, “Make it, Bake it, Grow it”, has established available fresh regional produce, wonderful home baking, and unique hand-crafted items.

Our downtown offers all the products and services that you may need. We have a medical clinic, insurance agency, legal, pharmacy, two veterinary clinics, grocery stores, garages, restaurants, and coffee shops that rival those of larger communities. This is by no means all we offer. If you need something just ask one of our friendly residents.

Much of the District of Kent is scenic, unspoiled nature. It is easy to access hiking and cycling trails. There are a number of great golf courses to choose from close by. Good fishing, boating, and camping is available at Sasquatch Park and in Harrison Mills. While in Harrison Mills a visit to Kilby Historic Site and Farm and Store is a must. It is a great experience, whether you are young or just young at heart.

We love to celebrate. Our Annual Fall Fair and Corn Festival, held in mid September, rivals that of any true country fair. Many hard working volunteers in our Agricultural and Horticultural Association make this happen. We proudly show our patriotism on Canada Day. We share a piece of cake and take part in events organized on our front street (Pioneer Avenue) and in the beautiful park adjacent to it.

If you are looking for information please stop in at the Agassiz Visitor Information Centre, located in our Museum. You can also drop in at the District’s office, where you will get a very warm reception as well, or call at (604) 796-2235. I have by no means covered all the services offered in our community. Further exploration of the District’s website is another great way to learn more on the opportunities in our town.

 

John Van Laerhoven
Mayor
District of Kent

Mayor and Council


COUNCIL MEMBERS

John Van Laerhoven

Mayor John Van Laerhoven

Municipal Hall
7170 Cheam Avenue
Agassiz, BC V0M 1A0

604-796-2235 Phone
604-796-9854 Fax
604-796-9084 Residence

Email: jvanlaerhoven@district.kent.bc.ca

Portfolios:

  • Bylaws
  • Emergency Program
  • Finance
  • Information and Privacy
  • Personnel
  • Policing

Council Committees
Primary:

  • Kent-Harrison Joint Emergency Program Committee
  • Health Services Select Committee

Regional Committees and External Agencies
Primary :

  • Fraser Valley Regional District Board
  • Fraser Valley Regional Hospital District

Alternate:

  • Fraser Valley Aboriginal Relations Committee
  • Fraser Valley Regional Library
  • Fraser Health Municipal Government Advisory Council

Sylvia Pranger

Councillor Sylvia Pranger

Deputy Mayor: January 1 to May 31, 2017

Municipal Hall
7170 Cheam Avenue
Agassiz, BC V0M 1A0

604-796-2235 Phone
604-796-9854 Fax

Email: spranger@district.kent.bc.ca

Portfolios:

  • Canada Day
  • Museum
  • Communities in Bloom

Regional Committees and External Agencies
Primary :

  • Fraser Valley Aboriginal Relations Committee
  • Fraser Calley Regional Library
  • Fraser Heritage Society - Kilby
  • Penal Institutions: Kent, Mountain

Alternate:

  • Fraser Valley Regional District Board
  • Fraser Valley Regional Hospital District
  • Agassiz-Harrison Mills Drainage Committee

Duane Post

Councillor Duane Post

Deputy Mayor: June 1 to October 31, 2017

Municipal Hall
7170 Cheam Avenue
Agassiz, BC V0M 1A0

604-796-2235 Phone
604-796-9854 Fax
604-819-1470 Cell

Email: dpost@district.kent.bc.ca


Portfolios:

  • Emergency Program

Council Committees
Primary :

  • Kent Agricultural Committee
  • Agassiz-Harrison Mills Drainage Committee

Alternate:

  • Kent-Harrison Joint Emergency Committee
  • Parks and Recreation Committee

Regional Committees and External Agencies
Primary:

  • Farmers Market
  • Lower Mainland Local Government Association (LMLGA) Flood Control and River Management Committee


Susan Spaeti

Councillor Susan Spaeti

Deputy Mayor: November 1, 2017 to April 30, 2018

Municipal Hall
7170 Cheam Avenue
Agassiz, BC V0M 1A0

604-796-2235 Phone
604-796-9854 Fax
604-819-3336 Cell

Email: sspaeti@district.kent.bc.ca

Portfolios:

  • Finance
  • Recreation

Council Committees
Primary :

  • Parks and Recreation Committee

Alternate:

  • Kent Agricultural Advisory Committee
  • Health Services Select Committee

Regional Committees and External Agencies
Primary :

  • Healthy Communities
  • Kent-Harrison Foundation
  • Fraser Health Municipal Government Advisory Council
Darcy Striker

Councillor Darcy Striker

Deputy Mayor: May 1 to October 31, 2018

Municipal Hall
7170 Cheam Avenue
Agassiz, BC V0M 1A0

604-796-2235 Phone
604-796-9854 Fax
604-795-0282 Cell

Email: dstriker@district.kent.bc.ca


Portfolios:

  • Information and Privacy
  • Personnel
  • Fire Departments
  • Public Works/Utilities

Regional Committees and External Agencies
Primary:

  • Agassiz Agricultural & Horticultural Association
  • Harrison-Agassiz Chamber of Commerce